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How to watch the Australian cricket team online or on TV: Australia vs India 1st ODI live stream

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11th January, 2019
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Australia will attempt to turn around the disastrous results of their Test series against India when the coloured clothes and white balls come out for a three-match ODI series. This is The Roar‘s guide to live streaming the first match of the series online and watching it on TV.

The first match of the series is set to get underway at 1:20pm (AEDT) on Saturday, January 12, with the Sydney Cricket Ground hosting the encounter.

The SCG was the host of the final Test in the recent series, and while that ended in a draw due to the weather, the forecast has no such issues this time, with two sides keen to continue their preparation for the World Cup later this year in England.

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How to watch the match on TV

If you are looking to watch the match on TV, there will be only one option for the ODI matches, unlike the recent Test series, which was also available on free to air TV through the Seven Network.


This time around, you will need to be watching through Fox Sports to have access to the ODI match against India, with the pay-TV network having exclusive rights to all of Australia’s limited overs cricket.

To watch the coverage on Fox Sports, you will need to have a valid Foxtel TV subscription, complete with the sports package.

How to live stream the first ODI online

For those who would prefer to stream the cricket online, there are a couple of methods for you to do so, however, all of these will be through Fox Cricket.

The best and most convenient way to stream the cricket this summer will be to sign up for Kayo Sports, where you can watch all of Foxtel’s sports channels for just $25 per month.

The other alternatives are Foxtel’s streaming applications. If you already have a TV subscription, then you’ll be best off with the Foxtel App, which is free to use and download with a valid username and password.

Otherwise, you could sign up for Foxtel Now, which allows you to stream Foxtel channels, pending on the package you purchase. To ensure you can watch the cricket, you’ll need to make sure sports are included.

Here at The Roar, we will also be covering the match with all of the big highlights and a live blog of the action to keep you across everything.